KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 5932 posts, RR: 4 Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4331 times:
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 4):
I assume the aircraft sans winglets won't be in the fleet a long time? Note, I'm asking.
WN has done a cost/benefit analysis, and selected the -300s that will be receiving winglets based on that analysis, and yes, it did not make sense for every -300 in the fleet. That doesn't necessarily mean that those birds that aren't getting winglets are goners, just that it doesn't make economic sense in WN's eyes. The assumption would be that the birds which are getting winglets are probably low cycle, lower hour birds...
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SXDFC From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2008 posts, RR: 19 Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3982 times:
The -500s wont get winglets, who knows maybe that will soon change?
A/C 358 (Just A Guess) through A/C 656 will be the -300s that get winglets. A/C 657-699 are second hand -300s that WN acquired in the 90's. I am curious however as to why WN bought many second hand -300s at the time?
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Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1966 times:
Slightly off topic - I was a mile away from Midway airport for most of Saturday night and saw one WN 737-700 in the old color scheme. I was with some airline pilot pals of mine and none of them could remember seeing an old color schemed aircraft during the last few months.
Any idea on how many non-canyon blue aircraft are left?
United787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2345 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1864 times:
This brings up a question? Does the fact that some 733s have winglets and some don't create a subfleet of sorts? Do they assign the wingletted planes to specific routes or do they interchange them indiscriminately? Also, since the 73G has the same capacity as the 733, are they interchanged indiscriminately? Are all WN pilots able to fly all 737 types?